The thing about kidneys is they, every once in a while, fail. Contrary to popular belief, we need those things as they filter blood and create urine. Those are two of the most important bodily fluids. Is blood considered a bodily fluid? In any event, I digress. When they tend to fail, it forces people to be hooked up to these large and obstructive machines called...

Remember Pebble? They were pretty much the first kid on the smartwatch block way back in those ancient, black and white days of 2012. Since the successful release of the first Pebble watch, they went on to introduce the Steel, a fancier and pricier model intended to be worn by businessmen and other people who don’t like wearing bits of plastic ’round their wrists. The company, which isn’t...

Smartwatches are primed to take over the world. However, there are some issues that need to be addressed in the future. For one, most of the notable smartwatches out there demand Bluetooth-connectivity and constant contact with your phone. This means, of course, that you must have your phone on you in order for your watch to do much of anything. Some companies are getting hip to this jive, however,...

There are several immutable rules about fitness armbands that have been operating since time immemorial, or 2010. First of all, they must wrap around your arm. as stated in the name of the device. Also, they must track a variety of factors, including heart rate, distance traveled, and in some extreme cases, your sleeping patterns. One more thing. They have to be above a certain price. You are not...

Do you feel that gentle crispness in the air, especially at night? Do you get the sense that summer is fading away, giving the go-ahead for fall to take over and wrap us in sweater weather? That’s all fine and good. Fall is a great time to be alive, after all. But, and there is a but, fall is short and winter is long. In other words, to quote this random fantasy...

A wise collective of man once said “heaven let your light shine down.” Now, some people may interpret those award-winning lyrics as being about overt spirituality, but I like to think of them describing one’s inner light. We all have one, as Captain Picard so illustriously proved to us. However, how do we let it shine down? Do we, uh, have to meditate...

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? To put that in another way, is a watch still a smartwatch if its just referred to as a fitness tracker? The answers are, unsurprisingly, yes to the watch thing and one billion bushels to the woodchuck thing. They are super fast. In any event, the line between fitness tracker and smartwatch is...

If you’ve been paying attention to the world of wearable technology over the past couple of years, and since you are on this blog you probably have, you can’t help but notice the propensity of smart watches and smart bands. They usually offer similar functionality, tracking your vitals and workout routines. However, what if you don’t want to strap on something new in order to get...

Fitness trackers are slowly, but surely, climbing to the highest peak of wearable technology mountain. In other words, they are becoming ubiqutious. You know what else is happening? Fitness trackers are smartwatches are slowly merging, becoming one unified concept. This was inevitable, as they both wrap around your wrist like so. This concept will accelerate further once Apple’s iOS 8 drops...

Besides apple pie and crushing economic debt, baseball is just about the most singular American thing out there. We love watching it. We love playing it. We love paying exorbitant amounts of money for cards that depict it. Here’s one thing though. Baseball is pretty difficult. Not just anyone can be a boy of summer. It takes an almost obscene amount of practice and dedication. But it’s...